Jon is from Ithaca, NY and currently goes to school at Ithaca High School. In the Brutnell lab, Jon is working with Kevin Ahern, a lab technician, on the Ac tagging project. Using Southern blotting and DNA extraction techniques, Jon is helping to identify new maize transpositions in order to isolate the genes into which the transposons jumped.
In his free time, Jon likes to play soccer. Additionally, he used to work at Wegmans, one of the fine grocery stores in the town of Ithaca.